Update from Student Health

Mary Shook Health Services

Recent public health events involving mumps on our campus and in Watauga County serve to remind us all that vaccinations are our fundamental and best line of protection against many communicable diseases. Appalachian District Health Department (AppHealthCare), Appalachian State University and others are monitoring the cases closely, and are working together, in consultation with the North Carolina Division of Public Health Communicable Disease team, to share information and take appropriate action in response to these additional diagnoses. It is extremely important for our student population to be fully vaccinated. Vaccinations are the best defense against an outbreak.

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Best wishes!

Dr. Bob Ellison, Director